John grew up in Stillwater, MN, near the Twin Cities, a small town with a similar historical and tourist feel to Truckee and attended his first year of college at the Uni- versity of MN-Duluth. After graduating with a B.S. in Sociology and Geography in 1994, he left Oregon and traveled to Alaska, Utah and New Zealand. While traveling in these places, he realized he wanted to live in an area that provided outdoor recreation and beautiful rugged scenery. The opportunity came when John returned in early 1996 and Jeremy invited him to work with Second Home Care, Inc. John’s involvement with Second Home Care, Inc. allowed him to develop a thorough understanding of the Tahoe area, not only real estate, but all aspects of home maintenance, costs and trends. Johns goal is to ensure that his clients are informed about the different aspects to consider when owning a second home as well as the current mar- ket trends. His clients benefit from his experience of selling over 500 properties and his unique knowledge from years as Tahoe Donner residents and businessmen.